Crunching the numbers. Judging the songs. Crunching our teeth. Judging each other.
2021 - Long Term Lovers
In this episode, we talk about easy recipes to make, the Neverending Story, and each other. Throughout the episode, Jeroen destroys every single segue that he sets up for himself.
With “Long Term Lovers” as our theme, we discuss Georgia’s “You”, Spain's "Voy a quedarme", Estonia's "The Lucky One" and Iceland's "10 Years".
• “Sea of Love” by Cat Power > https://open.spotify.com/track/33kKcOJoyNduHwXhEnga8X?si=f9df0c80782e41fa
• “True Love Will Find You In The End” by Daniel Johnston > https://open.spotify.com/track/2O80Iudb4tigOCW0gWfOzn?si=f8251237f9fb4288
• “Everyday is a Miracle” by David Byrne > https://open.spotify.com/track/3wJntnNv3MvBmXsLj7lWFA?si=6d83fef0e15349b8
• “Liefde is een Kaartspel” (Belgium 1996) by Lisa Del Bo > https://youtu.be/k8kBftYXzJA
2021 - But Your Aunt Is Having A Great Time
CW: self-harm/suicide (intermittently between 31:45-46:00)
In this episode, we talk about staging ideas, we swivel rapidly, and Mira lusts after a contestant. Uncontrollably.
With “Throwback Thursday” as our theme, we discuss Greece’s “Last Dance”, Finland’s “Dark Side” and Denmark’s “Øve os på hinanden”.
Recommendations & references:
* “This Is Telex” by Telex > https://open.spotify.com/album/1Y3hXzx16dVRmMhz8lTwME
* “Left Outside Alone (Anastacia Cover)” by Blind Channel > https://youtu.be/o44fSc2f2Ms
* “Last Resort” by Papa Roach > https://youtu.be/20jvV-BPNSk
2021 - Name a Woman
In this episode, we celebrate women, history, and a birthday.
With “It’s like… woman, you know, like… Woman!” as our theme, we discuss Australia’s “Technicolour”, Azerbaijan’s “Mata Hari” and Russia’s “Russian Woman”.
• “Class of 2013” by Mitski > https://youtu.be/4y0O7gAQEFU
• “Drunk Walk Home” by Mitski > https://youtu.be/5F_k5uBnYGo
• Billy on the Street: Lightning Round > https://youtu.be/bzDlS6JPUtE
• “Agora” (2009), starring Rachel Weisz as Hypatia
• “How Sad, How Lonely” by Connie Converse > https://open.spotify.com/album/7c0VXTY2sA5f1yMaPxQqRE
- “Crucified” by Army of Lovers > https://youtu.be/di18hTFTwIw
2021 - The Moon Is Growing!
In this episode, we hold a candlelight vigil for Jim Steinman, talk about the politics of our neighborhood dog park, and, at long last: with the help of our personal trauma, we figure out a way to solve music.
With “(blank) is (blank)” as our theme, we discuss Latvia’s “The Moon is Rising”, Portugal’s “Love Is On My Side” and Bulgaria’s “Growing Up Is Getting Old”.
- “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” by Meat Loaf > https://youtu.be/_wO8toxinoc
2021 - A Sexually Terrifying Aura
In this episode, we make uninformed statements about engaging in dance crazes, the origins of the phrase “Girl Power” and reality television dating programs.
With “Stir Crazy” as our theme, we discuss Lithuania’s “Discoteque”, Serbia’s “Loco Loco”, Israel’s “Set Me Free” and the Czech Republic’s “Omaga”.
- “The Sound of C” by The Confettis (Belgian New Beat) > https://youtu.be/XkiKx81sf_c
- This incredible video of Hurricane laughing > https://twitter.com/ESCvid/status/134131497890161869
2021 - Desperation Trumping Shame
In this episode, Mira finds an irreconcilable grievance that may stay with her for the rest of her life. After that, we get nostalgic.
With “In Case You Haven’t Noticed, I’m Weird. I’m A Weirdo. I Don’t Fit In. And I Don’t Want To Fit In. Have You Ever Seen Me Without This Stupid Song? That’s Weird.” as our theme, we discuss Germany’s “I Don't Feel Hate”, France’s “Voilà” and Italy’s “Zitti e buoni”.